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# mariano-rajoy - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Spanish Prime Minister visits Catalonia and urges businesses not to leave

Rajoy last month dismissed Catalonia’s government and parliament.

# mariano-rajoy - Friday 3 November, 2017

From The42 'It's a little bit scary - we are going backwards in a democratic state, we've regressed so much' Speaking Out

'It's a little bit scary - we are going backwards in a democratic state, we've regressed so much'

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given his thoughts on the decision to imprison Catalan politicians.

# mariano-rajoy - Friday 27 October, 2017

Spain has dissolved the Catalan parliament, removed its leader, and called an election for late December

Earlier, the Catalan parliament voted overwhelmingly to declare independence from Spain and proclaim a new republic.

# mariano-rajoy - Sunday 22 October, 2017

450,000 protest in Barcelona as Catalan leader claims Spanish government is 'acting like Franco'

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was scathing in his condemnation of the Spanish government’s decision to strip him and his administration of their autonomy.

# mariano-rajoy - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'

The move had been widely expected in the wake of Catalonia’s recent disputed vote for independence.

# mariano-rajoy - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended

The Catalan leader had said it could declare independence after a meeting on Monday.

# mariano-rajoy - Saturday 23 January, 2016

# mariano-rajoy - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Teenager punches Spanish prime minister in face, breaks his glasses Assault This post contains videos

Teenager punches Spanish prime minister in face, breaks his glasses

Rajoy, who was on the campaign trail, continued his walk through the city.

# mariano-rajoy - Monday 29 September, 2014

Spain wants Catalonia's independence vote declared illegal

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he will defend the country’s “sovereignty”.

# mariano-rajoy - Monday 2 June, 2014

The Spanish King is abdicating after 39 years on the throne

King Juan Carlos’s abdication brings an end to a 39-year reign that ushered in democracy but ended in a string of scandals.

# mariano-rajoy - Friday 7 March, 2014

Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’

Meanwhile, delegates at the European People’s Party congress have selected former Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker as their nominee for the European Commission presidency.

# mariano-rajoy - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a 'reforming' leader in Brussels?

If Enda Kenny seeks the position of either President of the European Council or head of the European Commission, he could achieve great things for Ireland and Europe, writes David Moloney.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Welcome to the club: Spain exits its bailout... with 26% unemployment

The IMF has warned that the country faces five more years with high unemployment unless it enacts more reforms, including major wage cuts.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Spain vows to block vote as Catalan leaders announce date for independence poll

As Catalan political chief Artur Mas unveiled the date and wording of the poll, Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy refused even to countenance a break-up of the nation.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Spanish PM is grilled over corruption scandal

Mariano Rajoy has faced calls to resign over what he knew about a senior party colleague at the centre of a major financial scandal.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 25 July, 2013

77 dead, 143 injured in rail crash - "no indications" any Irish citizens were on board

Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore says the situation is “still developing”, but that there are no reports of any Irish citizens caught up in the tragedy.

# mariano-rajoy - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Spain 'will ask for an extra year to meet EU's budget targets'

A source tells AFP that Spain will ask for the same concession that was given to Ireland – an extra year to meet deadlines.

# mariano-rajoy - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Catalonia votes in poll that could begin independence from Spain

…but Catalan voters could have to wait some time for full independence, with Madrid remaining opposed to the idea.

# mariano-rajoy - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Spanish PM plays down bailout prospect - for this year at least

Mariano Rajoy ruled out seeking a bailout in 2012 – but vowed to do it if faced with persistent, high borrowing costs.

# mariano-rajoy - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Spanish police protest cuts in Madrid

Hundreds of Spanish police officers protested outside the interior ministry today to denounce budget cuts and the elimination of benefits.

# mariano-rajoy - Monday 22 October, 2012

Mixed fortunes for ruling party in Spanish polls

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy’s conservatives have retained power in his home region of Galicia, but separatists made a strong showing in the Basque Country.

# mariano-rajoy - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Spain goes to polls in two crucial local elections

Elections are taking place in the Basque Country – the first since ETA renounced violence – and Mariano Rajoy’s home area of Galicia.

# mariano-rajoy - Saturday 29 September, 2012

VIDEO: What's happening with protests in Spain? Taiwanese animation explains it all Oh... This post contains videos

VIDEO: What's happening with protests in Spain? Taiwanese animation explains it all

It’s a slightly surreal take on what’s happening across Spain.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Spain to announce Budget - with €39bn of cuts on the table

Prime minister Mariano Rajoy will hope that the hard-hitting Budget will soften the terms of any prospective bailout.

# mariano-rajoy - Friday 21 September, 2012

Taoiseach in Rome to meet Monti ahead of papal audience

Mario Monti will greet the Taoiseach after meeting with another bailed-out premier, Greek leader Antonis Samaras.

# mariano-rajoy - Saturday 15 September, 2012

PICTURES: tens of thousands march against Spanish austerity Austerity This post contains images

PICTURES: tens of thousands march against Spanish austerity

Organisers say 65,000 people participated in today’s rally.

European-wide bank supervision plans ruled out by Sweden

Meanwhile, mass anti-austerity protests have filled central Madrid.

# mariano-rajoy - Friday 14 September, 2012

ECB, IMF 'in talks over €300bn Spanish bailout' - report

A Dutch newspaper quotes an insider as saying informal talks for a full-blown sovereign bailout are underway.

# mariano-rajoy - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

From The42 Andalucía Masters cancelled due to Spanish economic woes Hasta La Vista

Andalucía Masters cancelled due to Spanish economic woes

George O’Grady of the European Tour has laid the blame at the door of the region’s government.

# mariano-rajoy - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Spanish unemployment rises again to creep towards 25 per cent

Spain’s unemployment rate is the highest in the industrialised world.

# mariano-rajoy - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Sound familiar? Spain creates 'bad bank', limits bank execs pay to €500k

Some are even calling it ‘El Nama’…

# mariano-rajoy - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Catalonia increases Spanish debt fears

Spain’s largest region seeks €5 billion rescue as Spanish government insists it does not need a bailout. Heard that one before?

# mariano-rajoy - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe

Ahead of crunch talks between major country leaders and 6 September ECB meeting, Société Générale economist has some predictions: including possibly unlimited ECB bond-buying.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Huge protests erupt across Spain against €65bn austerity cuts

Workers have taken to the streets decrying “robbery”, on the eve of a teleconference to secure Spain’s €100bn bailout.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 12 July, 2012

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes Spain This post contains images

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes

Six people were hospitalised and several arrested in yesterday after police fired rubber bullets at crowds demonstrating against severe new austerity measures.

# mariano-rajoy - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Spain announces a further €65bn in cuts

Spain’s Prime Minister has announced a raft of cutting new austerity measures in a bid to save billions of euro over the next two years.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Merkel blasts ‘fake solutions’ as EU leaders head to Brussels

The German chancellor says short-term measures to stop Spain and Italy from going under won’t cut it.

# mariano-rajoy - Friday 22 June, 2012

Four biggest Eurozone countries to push for €130 billion stimulus

France, Germany, Italy and Spain agree to lobby for a €130 billion growth plan at next week’s summit in Brussels.

# mariano-rajoy - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Spain: We're being frozen out of markets, and we need help now

The Spanish treasury minister says Spain “doesn’t have the market door open”, at a time it needs cash to help its banks.

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